• Health

    Sharpen your mind with a Siesta

    I was talking to a medical colleague who had recently been to China. While there she had a conversation with some Chinese doctors about the types of complaints they encountered most often. When she asked how many patients complained of TATT (tired all the time) they looked blank. So…

  • Sport

    Osteopath saves the career of England rugby star

    It was interesting to read an article in the newspaper this week about Mark Cueto the England rugby player. The editorial is mainly about him allowing his body to be used as a canvas for artist Carolyn Roper to paint his muscles. In the interest of decency she seems to…

  • Back Pain

    Could bacteria be the cause of low back pain

    Interesting article in the Daily Mail – “Could bacteria have caused your Back Pain? (And will a simple dose of antibiotics cure it for good?)”. The suggestion is that injured discs can provide a home for blood-borne bacteria, the resulting infection then affects the bone and makes it swell…

  • Exercise

    Exercise can damage your health

    I’m not exactly anti-exercise but I sometimes wonder what damage people are doing by being over enthusiastic. When I was a student I was struck by the number of people I saw at the gym who were nursing injuries, it often seemed that there were more people with joint…